New patent infringement case filed against Apple over iCloud

“A San Jose based Company by the name of Innovation Automation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple stating that their iCloud product and service infringes upon two of their patents dating back to 2000,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“It should also be noted that this plaintiff has filed a similar lawsuit against Amazon within the last 24 hours claiming that their Kindle and distribution service ‘Cloud Player’ violates the very same patents used against Apple,” Purcher reports.

Purcher reports, “The case was filed in the United States District Court for Eastern Texas Tyler Division.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Rocket docket!


  1. “Purcher reports, ‘The case was filed in the United States District Court for Eastern Texas Tyler Division.’”

    That tells me everything I need to know about this case: Patent Trolls — and in that court there is a 90% chance they’ll win (or Apple will settle out of court).

  2. Tyler, Texas – the patent troll capital of the US. 25% of all US patent infringement cases in 2011 with plaintiffs winning 75% of the time. Must be an interesting town to live in.

  3. I have read to two patents in suit and I fail to understand how two patents describing a method for automating the transcribing of existing optical disks to blank CD-Rs, or DVD-RW, or new BLURAY writables, putting said transcribed disk into an envelope, printing a mailing label and placing it on said envelope, and placing said mailing label on said envelope, and then depositing said completed envelope with label and disk in a bin for shipment can POSSIBLY be related to infringing an over the internet iCloud DISKLESS, ENVELOPELESS, LABELLESS, system of data delivery. It just does not seem to connect at all.

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